Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Montreal Alouettes (+1.5, 46.5)
The Montreal Alouettes hope to overcome their injury woes when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday. The Alouettes lost wide receiver S.J. Green to a season-ending knee injury while running back Tyrell Sutton (knee) and slotback Kenny Stafford (toe) were placed on the six-game injured list following the team's 28-13 loss to the Ottawa Redblacks.
Montreal also is likely to be without Duron Carter, who was handed a one-game suspension for knocking down Ottawa coach Rick Campbell after celebrating a touchdown catch in front of the Redblacks' bench, unless he is cleared to play while he continues the appeal process. Hamilton is heading in the wrong direction after a disappointing 28-24 home loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Tiger-Cats received a major boost with the news that Zach Collaros was taken off the six-game injured list and participated in practice for the first time since tearing the ACL in his right knee on Sept. 9. Hamilton has dropped six of its last nine regular-season games since Collaros went down but likely will have to wait another week before its star quarterback is ready to contribute as coach Kent Austin confirmed he will not play against the Alouettes.
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, TSN, RDS
LINE HISTORY: The Als opened as 1-point home pups, but quickly jumped the fence to sit at -1, where they remained for most of the week. Since then however, it has been all Ti-Cats money, with the line moving to a Pick, then back to the opening number of Als +1, to the current number of +1.5.
The total has also seen a bit of movement since opening at 49.5, getting bet down all the way to 46.5 before coming back a bit to the current number of 47. Check out the complete line history here.
ABOUT THE ALOUETTES (1-1, 1-1 ATS, 0-2 O/U): Kevin Glenn, who threw for 259 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Ottawa, missed practice with an inflamed eye but is expected to recover in time to face Hamilton. Brandon Rutley will replace Sutton in the backfield while wide receivers Chandler Jones and Corbin Louks were activated from the practice roster and will see their first action of the season. "If you have multiple injuries - it doesn't matter what position - you're going to struggle," Montreal coach Jim Popp told reporters. "You structure your roster where you feel it's best, and it's not always about your starters."
ABOUT THE TIGER-CATS (1-2, 1-2 ATS, 1-2 O/U): Jeremiah Masoli completed 29-of-39 passes for 367 yards and two touchdowns but committed five of Hamilton's six turnovers as he fumbled three times and was picked off twice in the loss to Winnipeg. "I think Jeremiah has done a great job," Collaros told reporters."But there are things that you see sometimes and can't do anything about, and it's frustrating." Third-string quarterback Jake Waters was shipped off to the Saskatchewan Roughriders to make room for former Notre Dame and Florida State quarterback Everett Golson, who was moved to the active roster.
* Tiger-Cats are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games.
* Alouettes are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games.
* Over is 4-0 in Tiger-Cats last four road games.
* Under is 8-2 in Alouettes last 10 home games.
* Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
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